Time for the Hummingbirds

If you haven't already done so, it is time to setup the hummingbird feeders. I have a great deal of activity at my feeders and have started photographing the ruby-throated hummingbird.

As many of you know, I expand The Hummingbird Project in my backyard every year. This year, I am using different flower arrangements and other unique backgrounds to really make the image pop. If you are unfamiliar with The Hummingbird Project check out these links to get you started and following my journey.

Hummingbird Project:

Hummingbird Photography Podcast Episode:

My Goals for the Hummingbird Project this Year

  • Create images showing the birds from different angles
  • Create images of the birds in different settings. This might involve different locations or different backgrounds.
  • Keep from duplicating previous years photography
  • Don't get so hung up photographing the birds that I forget to enjoy their behavior
A male ruby-throated hummingbird gathering nectar from penstemon. 

I encourage all nature photographers to make an effort to photograph these amazing little birds at least one time. There are numerous approaches you can use to capture images of these little guys, so I encourage you to view the above links to find out more. I tend to gravitate more toward the "artsy" side of things with hummers. It gives them the formal, somewhat regal, images they deserve.


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